Cases of COVID-19
When a student or employee either test positive for COVID-19 or has been identified as a close contact or
household member to someone who has tested positive, the following will occur:
● The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct an investigation, and those individuals involved will be
directed to a 14-day home quarantine or isolation.
● The DOH will work with the school principal if it is identified that someone (student or staff) at the
school is affected.
● The DOH will send a letter to the principal with start and end dates of an individual’s quarantine or
isolation. The affected individuals will also receive a letter from the DOH notifying them once they have
completed their quarantine or isolation.
● NOTE: It will be the responsibility of the employee to notify his/her supervisor if he/she tests positive
while working at a non-HIDOE site or other non-HIDOE situation.
● The principal will contact the Communications Branch to assist with communicating to the school
community if COVID-19 affects the school.
COVID-19 Point of Contact and Response Team
COVID-19 Contact Person: Stacey Bello, Principal
COVID-19 Response Team: Stacey Bello, Principal
Renee Katada, School Health Assistant (SHA)
Robert Carvalho, Head Custodian
Debbie Coloma, SASA
Christopher Perry, ParentSquare Communication
Gale Taum, Student Services Coordinator (SSC)
School Health Assistant
The School Health Assistant (SHA) plays an important role in assessing our students on a daily basis. This role
will be even more critical in assessing and intervening in suspected COVID-19 cases.
These are the essential functions of the SHA:
● Serve as point of contact for student health matters
● Perform emergency first aid
● Administer approved routine prescribed medication
● Maintain health records using HealthOffice Anywhere
● Report unusual absenteeism to the DOH
● Coordinate with school staff/students’ families
● Oversee the school health room
● Screen students for illness
Due to CDC guidelines, Keaukaha Elementary's Health Room has been relocated next to the main office. This
new location provides a larger space to ensure safe social distancing between students and the need for isolation areas, as required. Isolation areas will be available for students and staff.
If 10% of the entire school or 20% of one grade or classroom are sent home with common flu-like or
gastrointestinal symptoms, the SHA will contact the appropriate health authorities for further direction.
The current SHA is Renee Katada.